NSW Budget education

BUDGET EDUCATION: Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Assistant Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell make a pre-budget education announcement at Queanbeyan East Public School.
BUDGET EDUCATION: Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Assistant Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell make a pre-budget education announcement at Queanbeyan East Public School.

Tens of millions of dollars will be shared across Monaro schools in what has been described as the single largest investment in local public education, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today.

Queanbeyan High School, Queanbeyan East Public School, Karabar High School and Braidwood Central School will be upgraded with funding provided through this year’s NSW Government Budget.

Queanbeyan High School and Karabar High School will be expanded for the delivery of future focused learning programs.

Queanbeyan East Public School and Braidwood Central School will see the schools expanded with new teaching spaces and facilities to meet the needs of the growing student population in the local area.

In addition, upgrades at Jindabyne Central School and Monaro High School, and a new School for Specific Purposes in Queanbeyan are also planned.

These projects are a part of the NSW Government’s record commitment to education across the state, which will see a record $4.2 billion invested into new and existing school projects over the next four years, including $2.2 billion worth of new projects starting in the next two years.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro welcomed the funding for the projects to meet the needs of local students.

“These upgrades will help provide the school facilities our community needs and deserves,” Mr Barilaro said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said NSW public schools are expected to enrol an additional 164,000 students by 2031, and these school projects will provide improved and expanded learning environments for the growing student population.

“These projects will ensure students and staff have the resources they need to succeed in the 21st century,” Mr Stokes said.

“The NSW Government is working hard to provide high-quality education facilities for students and their communities now and into the future.”

Early planning will begin in the coming months on the scope of works for the new school projects. Final funding for the projects will be confirmed after the tender process for works has been completed.

More details can be found on the new School Infrastructure NSW website also being launched today at: schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au